From the Lapid-Haredi battle to the Boston bombings, Lag Ba’omer is all around us
The themes of Lag Ba’omer are engulfing us like bonfire smoke.
Lag Ba’omer is a day of vivid memories for me. It was the only day that my primary school in London would go on an outing, full of packed lunches and adventures, to celebrate and learn about the Bar Kochba uprising. We would shoot toy bows and arrows and generally have a good time.
As I grew older I learned about other themes of the day. The death of the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva, who were the...
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